Some exciting news from our competitions co-ordinator - this year we will be setting up a brand new competitions team directed entirely at intermediate level dancers. This group is aimed at people who have not performed with us yet this year either in the 24-Hour Show or the Freshers' Show and are looking for great opportunity to do so.
This group will be entered into three different competitions:
Salford on 25/01/2014
Manchester on 15/02/2014
Sheffield on 01/03/2014
People wanting to compete should make sure they're free on all three dates.
We are holding auditions to be part of this competitions group in the following style and on the following days:
Tuesday 29th October 8.30-9.30pm Contemporary
Thursday 31st October 8.30-9.30pm Street
All auditions will be held in the Lower Refectory.
So as to involve as many people as possible, dancers will be restricted to performing in only one dance but please come to as many auditions as you'd like! Rehearsals for the group will start after reading week and will take up around 2 hours per week leading up to the competitions.
This is a really great opportunity for those of you who have felt left out of dance society and would really love the chance to perform with a like-minded group of people and represent UCLU Dance Soc.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to E-mail our Competitions Co-ordinator Rachael.
Hope to see you at these very exciting auditions! Good luck! :)
Halloween comes and goes really quickly doesn't it? Not here at Dance Soc! We're going to get in the mood and kick off HALLOWEEN WEEK with a lovely, scary social!
When: Monday 28th October '13
Venue: Mully's Basement Bar
We will meet at Mully's Basement Bar fully dressed in the scariest outfits we can find (think 'Dead Dancer'...) before moving on to... MOONIES! We'll all walk together so don't worry if you don't know the way there!
Selected drinks at Mully's are £1 and entry to Moonies is £3.50 with a student card so make sure you bring them along! Drinks start at £2 - Bargain!!
So dig out your scary masks, adorn yourself with fake blood and come and paint Soho blood-red with Dance Soc!!
CLICK HERE for the Facebook event! https://www.facebook.com/events/631917316828973/
Big congratulations to Nicole, Taisijia and Farah for being elected as our Publicity Officer, Freshers' Rep and Social Secretary respectively!
It's going to be a kick-ass year!
Want to dance for a competition?
We are holding a JAZZ audition for our jazz entry in the Royal Holloway Dance Competition on 30th November.
When: TOMORROW (25th Oct. '13)
Venue: Garden Room
The choreography will be a re-make of "Hype" by Chiara Petrosellini, a choreography which was in our Bloomsbury show of 2012, Delirium.
The audition will be held by Chiara who is looking for 3-4 dancers to complete the cast.
If you're interested, just come to the audition ready to dance your heart out!
When: Thursday 24th October
Time: 5.30 - 7pm
Venue: 25 Gordon Sq Room 105.
Don’t feel like you’re involved enough in Dance Soc? Then listen up!
The Dance Society Committee organises and oversees everything Dance Soc does and is always right in the loop of goings-on. But the Committee is not complete! We have three positions that need to be filled on the committee and this is where you come in. The positions available are Publicity Officer, Social Secretary and First Year Representative (A special position for a first year student to represent freshers on the committee).
CLICK HERE for the descriptions for each of these exciting positions. If you want to run for a position, you will need to prepare a short speech outlining your strengths for the position, in front of members of the society who vote in the best candidate.
We encourage as many members as possible to come since these people run the society that you're a part of and you should all be able to have your say! Also, there will be free food, so why not?!
If you are interested in any of these roles, please send your name, contact details and the role you would like to run for to the dance society email firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday 23rd October!
Hope to see you there (whether you're running or not!!)
CLICK HERE to fill out the audition form!
The 24-Hour Show is a show which raises money for charity. Choreographers in various styles are given 3 surprise tracks on the morning of Saturday 12th October, and have to choreograph and teach a piece to one of these tracks for them and their dancers to perform on the evening of Sunday 13th October.
When: 13th October '13
Time: 7:30pm (Tickets on the door at 7pm)
Where: Jeremy Bentham Room
COME AND SUPPORT US!
Freshers' show is a show on 5th, 6th and 7th of December in the Garage Theatre, designed especially for freshers (and anyone new to the society, including masters students, affiliates etc.) so that they can feel truly part of our great society. It is only freshers who perform in this show and it is always great fun.
The show is made up of various pieces in different styles, all choreographed by students and that's where we need your help! We're looking for choreographers, old members and new (though Freshers are really encouraged!) to bid their choreographies.
When: Wednesday 9th October
Time: 4 - 8pm
Venue: TBC (will be given as soon as possible)
If you think you'd like to bid a choreography, here's how:
Firstly, send us an email with the following info in it
· Your name, email and mobile number
· The style of dance you would like to choreograph
· Your music choice(s)
· Any other ideas for the choreography: the 'visual concept' if you like (i.e costumes, amount of dancers, lighting etc.)
· Your availability between 4-8pm on 9th Oct
For the bid, you should prepare around 30 seconds of choreography to the music of your choice and be able to answer a few simple questions about your ideas.
Rehearsal time will be 1-2hours per week per dance leading up to the show in December which is worth bearing in mind before bidding.
If you're interested, email us or write a message on the Facebook page with the above information.
THANK YOU to all 178 of you for coming to our Taster Day yesterday! It was a huge success and we really enjoyed dancing with you guys.
Check out the video HERE!
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